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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

73rd Bombardment Wing

20th Air Force

 
 
73rd Bombardment Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 73rd Bombardment Wing Marker
Inscription.

In honor of those who served with the 73rd Bombardment Wing on Saipan 1944-1945

Flying B-29 Superfortresses from Isely Field, the 73rd Bombardment Wing and its supporting units in the Marianas contributing significantly to the American victory in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

1033 men of the 73rd made the supreme sacrifice.

Dedicated 14 May, 1993

 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 39° 46.765′ N, 84° 6.702′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #250) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 310th Bombardment Wing (M) (SAC) (here, next to this marker); B-47 Stratojet (a few steps from this marker); Flight Test Crews (a few steps from this marker); 460th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
this marker); 49th Fighter Group/Wing (a few steps from this marker); 18th Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); 48th Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 73rd Bomb Wing Data. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. B-29 Superfortress Then and Now. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. WWII Heroes from 73rd BW tour McConnell AFB. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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